The 2019 Long Island Power 100
May 28, 2019
Long Island isn’t short on political clout. The region has its share of high-profile New York power brokers, from Rep. Pete King to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The island long held outsized sway in the state Senate, with Republican leaders like Dean Skelos and John Flanagan controlling the upper house in recent years and upsets on the island paving the way for Democrats to seize control of the chamber in 2018. The elected executives of Nassau and Suffolk counties – hailing from different parties at times – have been important allies of the governor. Other politicians – members of Congress, state lawmakers, county legislators and town supervisors – all play pivotal roles as well.
That’s why we’re doubling the length of this list and bolstering it with top elected officials and high-ranking government employees, who were all left off last year’s Long Island Power 50. We’ve reached out to insiders and experts to compile this list of local movers and shakers, considering records, political influence, business acumen, philanthropic efforts and the constituencies each individual represents. Once again, we partnered on this project with Jennifer Solomon, a communications professional who used her expertise and insights to help assemble a truly impressive list: the Long Island Power 100.
94. Robert Creighton
Farrell Fritz P.C.
Robert Creighton is leading Farrell Fritz into what he called an “exciting chapter” after the firm launched a new regulatory and government relations practice group and opened a new office in Albany last year, which will “connect our clients directly with key decision-makers in Albany,” Creighton said in a press release. Creighton, who has served as managing partner since 2016, has significant experience in corporate practice, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.
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